Resources and Documents for Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Dr. Cyndi Osterhus

costerhus@carolina.rr.com

(704) 239 - 7647

Magic Square lab

http://mathforum.org/alejandre/magic.square.html

Traffic Jam lab

http://mathforum.org/alejandre/java/jam/Jam.html

Balance Beams Negative

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html - then click the Algebra 6-8 cell and the manipulative called Balance Scales Negative to solve 10-12 equations.

For a balance beam that is more developmentally appropriate for elementary students go to:

http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/users/pavel/java/balance/index.html#sim - then click on links for a variety of levels.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

http://www.nctm.org

Illuminations: Activities and lessons, and web links by Grade bands and Standards

http://illuminations.nctm.org

Other sites for problems and activities:

http://mathforum.org/teachers/elem/3-5/

http://mathforum.org/teachers/middle/

http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=9310

http://www.nctm.org/resources/content.aspx?id=12060

http://www.stfx.ca/special/mathproblems/grade5.html

http://www,figurethis,org

http://www.cut-the-knot.org

If you are having problems opening any of the files below you can download a converter from Microsoft by clicking here:

Figurative Numbers Linear and Quadrativ Relationships

Functions and Real Relationships

Investigations Systems

Mathematical Investigation Systems of Equations

PFA Class Opener Extending Magic Squares

Traffic Jam Activity

Understanding Lines

What Comes Next As Animal Parade Warmup

Homework Exploring Functions for Friday

Homework Growth and Geometric Patterns for Saturday

PFA PRE-ASSIGNMENT MAGIC SQUARES

Coordinate Plane

First Quadrant Axes

First Quadrant Coordinate Plane

Graph Mathbits.com

Isometric Dots

Magic Square Worksheet

Square Dots

Triangle Dots

Algebra Lab

Ocean Quest

Balance Index

Pattern Blocks and Growth Elementary

Illuminations What Comes Next

PFA Class Opener Extending Magic Squares

Algebrarithmic

Illuminations Constant Dimensions

Pattern Block Trains Perimeter

UEN Growing Patterns

Illuminations Algebraic Transformations

Illuminations Counting the Trains

Pattern Lab

Websites for Equations and Systems

Illumniations Barbie Bungee

Number Tricks Investigation

Pattern Block Trains